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Coronary artery disease is the most common type of heart disease and affects 18.2 million Americans aged 20 and older.
Key risk factors for heart disease:
Other medical conditions and lifestyle choices that increase the risk for heart disease
Cardiovascular disease can lead to blockages in the blood flow to different areas of the body, also known as peripheral arterial disease (PAD). This can impact the ability to heal a wound. Oxygen and nutrient rich blood flow is essential for wound healing!
Signs of non-healing wounds that may be related to PAD
An unhealed wound on the foot or leg can lead to complications such as infection, hospitalizations, or even amputation. Save a heart, save a limb. Seek out specialized wound care early to improve healing and reduce the risks of complications.